14 days in Turkey & Cyprus Itinerary

14 days in Turkey & Cyprus Itinerary

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Istanbul, Turkey
— 3 nights
2
Goreme, Turkey
— 3 nights
3
Izmir, Turkey
— 2 nights
4
Antalya, Turkey
— 1 night
5
Ayia Napa, Cyprus
— 2 nights
6
Paphos, Cyprus
— 2 nights

3
nights
Istanbul, Turkey

Istanbul ©
A physical and cultural bridge between Europe and Asia, the transcontinental city of Istanbul serves as a living reminder of the Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman empires.
Istanbul is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Hagia Sophia Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Suleymaniye Cami , browse the eclectic array of goods at Kapali Carsi, and get engrossed in the history at Topkapi Palace.

To find other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Istanbul trip itinerary maker app.

Bucharest, Romania to Istanbul is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Bucharest to Istanbul, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Bucharest in September, plan for a bit cooler days and somewhat warmer nights in Istanbul: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to travel to Goreme.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods
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Hagia Sophia Museum ©
Hagia Sophia Museum
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque
Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace

3
nights
Goreme, Turkey

Goreme ©
Famed for its landscape of unusually shaped stone formations and churches cut into the natural rocks, Goreme sits in the central part of the country, an area originally settled during Roman times.
Goreme is known for museums, historic sites, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: soar above the sights with a balloon tour, get engrossed in the history at Goreme Open-Air Museum, appreciate the extensive heritage of Goreme National Park, and Head underground at Cappadocia Cave Dwellings.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Goreme planning app.

Traveling by flight from Istanbul to Goreme takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. While traveling from Istanbul, expect a bit warmer days and slightly colder nights in Goreme, ranging from highs of 33°C to lows of 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can travel to Izmir.

Things to do in Goreme

Tours · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Cemal Ranch Horse Riding Center, Cappadocia Cave Dwellings
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Cemal Ranch Horse Riding Center ©
Cemal Ranch Horse Riding Center
Balloon Rides
Goreme National Park ©
Goreme National Park

2
nights
Izmir, Turkey

Izmir ©
The birthplace of Homer, the ancient port city of Izmir boasts a colorful heritage that includes traces of Greek, Armenian, and Jewish cultures.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Wed): stop by Alsancak, make a trip to Konak Square, then don't miss a visit to Saat Kulesi (Clock Tower), then make a trip to Tarihi Asansor, and finally learn about all things military at Izmir Muze Gemiler Mudurlugu. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Thu): get engrossed in the history at Izmir Museum of History and Art, then admire the landmark architecture of Fatih Cinili Cami, and then find something for the whole family at Yali Castle Aquapark.

To see more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Izmir trip itinerary maker site.

Traveling by flight from Goreme to Izmir takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Goreme in September: high temperatures in Izmir hover around 26°C and lows are around 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to travel to Antalya.

Things to do in Izmir

Theme Parks · Museums · Parks

Side Trip

Yali Castle Aquapark
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Yali Castle Aquapark ©
Yali Castle Aquapark
Tarihi Asansor ©
Tarihi Asansor
Saat Kulesi (Clock Tower) ©
Saat Kulesi (Clock Tower)

1
night
Antalya, Turkey

Antalya ©
Offering both sandy beaches packed with modern amenities and a historical town center filled with Roman ruins and Ottoman mosques, Antalya serves as one of the country's major tourist destinations.
On the 18th (Fri), take in the dramatic scenery at Lower Duden Waterfalls, then look for gifts at Lidya Suzani Carpet Gallery, then go for a stroll along the water at Old City Marina, and finally stop by Kaleici.

To find reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Antalya day trip planning tool.

You can fly from Izmir to Antalya in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Izmir in September, plan for a bit warmer days in Antalya, with highs around 36°C, while nights are much warmer with lows around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Ayia Napa.

Things to do in Antalya

Neighborhoods · Parks · Nature
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Kaleici ©
Kaleici
Lower Duden Waterfalls ©
Lower Duden Waterfalls
Old City Marina ©
Old City Marina

2
nights
Ayia Napa, Cyprus

Ayia Napa ©
Though Ayia Napa boasts archaeological sites and the largest water park in Europe, the city is best known as a party hub.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sat): explore the activities along Blue Lagoon, enjoy the sand and surf at Nissi Beach, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Saint Lazarus. On the next day, contemplate the waterfront views at Konnos Bay, kick back and relax at Fig Tree Bay, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Profitis Elias.

For other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Ayia Napa route planning app.

Fly from Antalya to Ayia Napa in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. The time zone changes from Turkey Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. In September, daily temperatures in Ayia Napa can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to drive to Paphos.

Things to do in Ayia Napa

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Protaras, Church of Saint Lazarus
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Nissi Beach ©
Nissi Beach
Konnos Bay ©
Konnos Bay
Fig Tree Bay ©
Fig Tree Bay

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Paphos, Cyprus

Paphos ©
The legendary birthplace of the Greek goddess Aphrodite and the capital of western Cyprus, the city of Paphos showcases an abundance of archaeological, architectural, and historical sites.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Mon): stroll through Coral Bay, then trot along with Horse Riding Paphos - Eagle Mountain Ranch, then take in the dramatic natural features at Aphrodite's Rock, and finally explore the ancient world of Tombs of the Kings. Keep things going the next day: delve into the distant past at Kato Paphos Archaeological Park, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chrysorrogiatissa Monastery, and then examine the collection at Panagia (Monastery) of Kykkos.

To see where to stay, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Paphos travel app.

Traveling by car from Ayia Napa to Paphos takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Paphos are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Paphos

Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Coral Bay, Panagia (Monastery) of Kykkos, Chrysorrogiatissa Monastery, Aphrodite's Rock
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Coral Bay ©
Coral Bay
Tombs of the Kings ©
Tombs of the Kings
Aphrodite's Rock ©
Aphrodite's Rock

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